Ideate, scale, and grow. Join Start_Club to find peers on a similar journey, learn from the best in Brisbane, and validate your startup idea to test in market. 

START_CLUB BNE is a Pre-Accelerator Program designed to support early-stage startups to validate their ideas, launch products, find product-market fit quicker, and connect the founders with a supportive ecosystem. This Program supports startups from any industry by connecting them with 1:1 mentorship, access to fortnightly educational workshops and the opportunity to pitch their startup on-stage. 


This program is industry-agnostic and welcomes founders at both ideation and post-ideation stages.

If you’re in early-stage development of your MVP, pre-seed funding and still looking for product-market fit, then this program provides an excellent starting point for your entrepreneurial journey.

Please note that this program has 10 spots available and is designed to support QLD-based founders who can attend all of the in-person workshops and events at The Precinct, located in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane.



🚀5 x Bi-weekly Workshops
  • Customer Discovery & Validation
  • Launching an MVP
  • Marketing, Branding & GTM
  • Raising Capital
  • Pitching

🚀 1.1 Mentoring

  • Receive feedback and guidance from experienced founders and tech experts through 1:1 mentoring and coaching sessions


🚀 Pitch Night Opportunity
  • Jump on stage to pitch your startup in front of investors and industry experts to gain exposure, receive actionable feedback and increase chances for funding


🚀 Perks
  • Coworking desk at The Precinct
  • Partner perks inc AWS, Stripe, Miro and more
  • Access to The Precinct Slack channel 
  • Startup Toolkit


🚀Applications + Onboarding

  • Open: Friday 26th July
  • Close: Friday 23rd August 
  • Selection: Mon 26th – Tuesday 27th August


  • W1: Wed 11th September 👉 Customer Discovery + Validation | 9am – 5pm
  • W2: Wed 25th September 👉 Launching an MVP | 9am – 5pm
  • W3: Wed 9th October 👉 Marketing, Branding + GTM | 9am – 5pm
  • W4: Wed 23rd October 👉 Capital Raising | 9am – 5pm
  • W5: Wed 6th November 👉 Pitching | 9am – 5pm
  • W6: Wed 13th November 🎤 PITCH NIGHT | 3pm – 8pm


    All of the Program workshops and events are hosted at: The Precinct, Level 2, 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006




    The Precinct is an initiative of Advance Queensland, supported by the Queensland Government.


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    315 Brunswick Street,
    Fortitude Valley, Brisbane 4006

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    Weekdays: 8:30am – 5:00pm
    Weekends: Open to members and approved events

    The Precinct acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the First Nation custodians of the lands where we work, learn and connect. We pay respects to their Elders, Lores, Customs, and Creation Spirits and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s first innovators, entrepreneurs and scientists.

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